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Abbott Northwestern Hospital earns advanced recertification in hip and total knee replacement from The Joint Commission

MINNEAPOLIS 07/19/2018

Allina Health today announced that Abbott Northwestern Hospital earned recertification from The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. In May 2016, after a rigorous onsite review, Abbott Northwestern became the first center in Minnesota and fourth in the U.S. to be awarded certification. On June 20, 2018, Abbott Northwestern was awarded its two-year recertification.  

The advanced certification is for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers seeking to elevate the quality, consistency and safety of their services and patient care. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with advanced disease-specific care standards and total hip and total knee replacement requirements, including orthopedic consultation, and pre-operative, intraoperative and post-surgical orthopedic surgeon follow-up care.   

“Achieving Advanced Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Certification recognizes Abbott Northwestern’s commitment to provide care in a safe and efficient manner for patients,” said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “The advanced certification will help Abbott Northwestern better provide coordinated and comprehensive care to patients undergoing a total hip or total knee replacement.”

Established in 2016 and awarded for a two-year period, the advanced certification was developed in response to the growing number of patients undergoing a total hip or total knee replacement surgery, as well as the increased focus on clinical evidence-based patient care as it relates to pain management, quality of life issues, functional limitation in mobility and the return to normal daily activities.

 

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